A favorite quote came as The Artist and The Invention of Hugo , each with 11 nominations, but it was the French film that clearly won the Critics Choice Awards which took home four awards, including best picture and best director. George Clooney and Viola Davis took up the awards for best actor and actress.
“I made a silent movie. I do not like to talk much,” said Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist , to collect the prize for best film which was imposed on the descendants, Drive , Maids and Ladies , The Invention of Hugo , Midnight in Paris , Moneyball , The Tree of Life , workhorse and so strong, so close .
Hazanavicius also lifted the award for best director for Stephen Daldry to contend with ( So strong, so close ), Alexander Payne ( The Descenidentes ), Nicolas Winding Refn ( Drive ), Steven Spielberg ( workhorse ) and Martin Scorsese ( The Invention of Hugo ). “The film is a love letter to Los Angeles and a love letter to American cinema (…) shoot in Hollywood was a dream come true,” she told French reporters backstage.
Maids and Gentlemen, The OTHER big winner
The prize for the best deal took him maids and ladies , and two of his actresses also took awards: Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer , who took up the awards for best actress and best supporting actress, respectively. Both portray a ribbon bred that tells the story of a black maids and their white gentlemen in South America during the sixties.
In the section men, the award went to George Clooney with his role in the family drama Descendants beat Leonardo DiCaprio ( J. Edgar ), Jean Dujardin ( The Artist ), Michael Fassbender ( Shame ), Ryan Gosling ( Drive ) and Brad Pitt ( Moneyball ).
The award was for best supporting actor Christopher Plummer for Beginners , who beat Albert Brooks ( Drive ), which was the favorite in all pools. The award for Best Newcomer went to the hands of Thomas Horn protagonist of Extremely Loud and Incredibly close .
No donut for Almodovar
The Iranian Nader and Simin, a separation , won the award for best foreign film to be imposed on the skin I live in Pedro Almodovar, Range won the award for best animated film, The wedding of my best friend was named best comedy and Drive best action movie.
Other winners were Woody Allen , who won the award for best original screenplay for Midnight in Paris , Steven Zaillian , Aaron Sorkin and Stan Chervin rose with that best adapted screenplay for Moneyball .
The Critics Choice awards are granted on the basis of the votes of 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada. The ceremony, held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, was a great appetizer ahead of what awaits us this Sunday: the delivery of the Golden Globes, the real prelude to the Oscars.